The Best Movie Villains of All Time Film Characters
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The Best Movie Villains of All Time

These are the greatest, most vile movie characters we love to hate, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can contribute to this list of great villains, which makes this ranking an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion.

Who are the greatest villains of all time? These movie bad guys are the scourge of the movie universe and you can now vote on the meanest villain ever to appear on film. Rank your favorites or add whoever (or whatever) you see missing.

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  1. 1
    + 6520
    - 1218

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Batman, The Dark Knight

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 4912
    - 1045

    Star Wars universe

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 3972
    - 972

    The Silence of the Lambs

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 2268
    - 1296

    The Shining

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 2076
    - 1478

    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 2002
    - 1212

    The Terminator

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 2012
    - 1351

    X-Men universe

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 2395
    - 1835

    Harry Potter universe

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2152
    - 1659

    The Matrix universe

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1576
    - 1163

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Psycho

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1887
    - 1293

    Die Hard

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 2037
    - 1152

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1936
    - 1152

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1655
    - 923

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1792
    - 1209

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1680
    - 1192

    Inglourious Basterds

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1458
    - 914

    Jaws

  18. 18
    + 1441
    - 1059

    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1798
    - 1305

    Alien universe  

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 1536
    - 1212

    No Country for Old Men

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1676
    - 869

    ranked low on reranks
    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1296
    - 949

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seven

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 1183
    - 886

    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1190
    - 596

    ranked low on reranks
    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1194
    - 689

    ranked low on reranks & added by Krazy88
    It

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1179
    - 868
    ) open
  27. 27
    + 1074
    - 939

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 1240
    - 949
    ) open
  29. 29
    + 713
    - 442

    Tony Montana Scarface

  30. 30
    + 985
    - 668

    American Psycho

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 988
    - 747
    ) open
  32. 32
    + 1014
    - 959

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 304
    - 304

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    AVP: Alien vs. Predator

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 1090
    - 717

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ...

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 919
    - 657

    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 1014
    - 692

    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 868
    - 648

    The Silence of the Lambs

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 1085
    - 1001

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 607
    - 558

    often listed
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ...

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 764
    - 481

    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ...

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 675
    - 453

    Alex Delarge

  42. 42
    + 939
    - 714

    ranked low on reranks
    Sleeping Beauty

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 727
    - 690

    added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 658
    - 502

    Fight Club

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 808
    - 803

    often listed
    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ...

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 1074
    - 898

    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ...

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 740
    - 759

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 614
    - 491

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 542
    - 378

    ranked low on reranks
    The Dark Knight, Batman, Batman Forever

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 449
    - 401

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Goodfellas

    ) open
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